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The Importance of Patch Size in Forest Wildlife Habitat Objectives
Journal of Biodiversity Management & Forestry is organizing & supporting 3rd International Conference on Biodiversity & Sustainable Energy Development during June 24-26, 2014 in Valencia Conference Centre, Spain with the theme of Milestones of innovative scientific research in biodiversity and its allied areas.
*Unofficial 2014 Impact Factor was established by dividing the number of articles published in 2012 and 2013 with the number of times they are cited in 2014 based on Google search and the Scholar Citation Index database. If ‘X’ is the total number of articles published in 2012 and 2013, and ‘Y’ is the number of times these articles were cited in indexed journals during 2014 than, impact factor = Y/X
Abundance and Temporal Patterns in Wetland Birds in and Around Lake Zeway, Ethiopia
The aim of the study was to describe the abundance and temporal patterns of wetland bird species in and around Lake Zeway, an Important Bird Area and potential Ramsar site in Ethiopia. Nine years of wetland bird data of the area, collected by the African Waterbird Census, were used for the study. Surveys were made to examine the bird abundance, diversity and temporal patterns. We recorded 129 wetland bird species from 23 families; including two globally vulnerable and 6 near threatened species. The results revealed no clear trend or pattern in the abundance of the birds.
Use of Chemical Protection and Host Tree Reduction to Control an Emerald Ash Borer Infestation in West Virginia
The destruction of the ash (Fraxinus) resource in North America by the emerald ash borer has progressed rapidly since it was first identified in 2002 in and around Detroit, Michigan. A 2004 survey estimated that 15 million ash trees had been severely impacted or killed by this pest insect and by late 2005 infested ash trees were detected in Indiana and Ohio. The emerald ash borer infestation has continued to expand, currently encompassing 24 states and various locations in southern Ontario and Québec, Canada.
Identify Appropriate Conservation Strategies for Rural People in Bangladesh
This study analyzes biodiversity, related socio‑economic effects and the perception of rural people about conservation strategies at three conservation areas (Chunati wildlife sanctuary, Sitakunda eco‑park, Dulahazara safari park) in Bangladesh. 75 sample plots were used to collect data on mature tree species and regeneration. By means of questionnaires the demands and perceptions of rural people living close to the conservation areas have been observed. In total 46 tree families have been identified with 159 varieties of tree species in all three study areas. Chunati wildlife sanctuary had the highest mean basal area with 53.9 m2/ha, and species diversity was highest in Sitakunda eco‑park with a diversity index of 5.84. Although small scale farming was the main income source for all people in the past, the implemented in‑situ conservation strategies increased employment opportunities and turnover/ capita. 61% of all respondents were strongly satisfied about the socio‑economic effects caused by the conservation strategies.
Impact of Small-Scale Logging in Semi Deciduous Forest of Togo (West Africa)
In Togo, small-sale or artisanal logging is undergoing much processing with the use of mobile saws. This study is conducted to provide an overview of the supply chain of timber in Litimé (Southwest Togo) and to show the performance of the local enterprise of timber exploitation. In this regard, felling and cut up of forty logs of seventeen species belonging to nine Angiosperm families were followed up in the forest. The influence of the diameters and the heights of the logs are the parameters observed on diverse forms of the products. Results reveal that many species which were not processed before are actively undergoing today. A relationship was established between the low yield, the diameters and the heights of the logs. Results also show that the rate of wastes is important. Consequently, there is a rapid depletion of forest cover and biodiversity, with a considerable negative impact on the Litimé environment.